[Seaside] [ANN] Seaside+Pier+Magma image available

Keith Hodges keith_hodges at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Sep 9 04:09:57 UTC 2006

First (alpha!) release of Pier running with Magma Persistency.
Image available from ftp.seasidehosting.st
User: preloaded Password: squeak


Image Use Instructions
In pier configuration click on 'Magma Control Panel', which will inform 
you that the repository does not exist. If you have placed this image on 
seasidehosting then you will have to manually create the repository 
directory. Given the list of options as to what repository to create, 
click the 'create' button (and wait).  The existing pier kernel should 
appear in the list with a 'persist' button next to it, click 'persist'. 
Then try it and see!
Detailed Log of Image Creation Steps (alternative title: "monticello 

This image was prepared as follows:
Beginning with Squeak3.8-6555full

Initial start asks for updates: select "do not ask again" - this is 
important should you wish to deploy. Headless servers (e.g. 
seasidehosting) cannot handle user interaction and will stop at this point.

 From "world menu > open.... > Monticello Browser"
Browser opens with (Monticello....)

Click the "+Repository Button", select "HTTP" as the repository type, 
and enter

    location: 'http://www.squeaksource.com/Seaside'
    user: ''
    password: ''

as the repository info (if you have a login on Squeaksource then you can 
enter your initials
as the 'user' above.)

Add the following repository for Monticello.

    location: 'http://www.squeaksource.com/Monticello'
    user: ''
    password: ''

Add the following repository for Magma.

    location: 'http://www.squeaksource.com/MagmaTester'
    user: ''
    password: ''

and the following two repositories for Magritte and Pier

    location: 'http://mc.lukas-renggli.ch/magritte'
    user: ''
    password: ''

    location: 'http://mc.lukas-renggli.ch/pier'
    user: ''
    password: ''


    location: 'http://www.squeaksource.com/OmniBrowser'
    user: ''
    password: ''

(to edit this information:
click the menu button in the right hand pane of the Monticello Browser)
Loading Latest Monticello.

More recent versions of Monticello provide better feedback as to which 
packages are currently loaded.

Select the http://www.squeaksource.com/Monticello repository, click 
"open", select the latest package (Monticello-avi.279) from the main 
"Monticello" branch, and click "load".

Select the Monticello package on the left hand pane, and the 
squeaksource/Monticello repository in the right hand pane. Click 'open'.
In the repository browser, click on the latest version 
(Monticello-avi.279.mcz) and click 'Load'.
Loading Seaside

Select "world menu > open... SqueakMap"... and a dialog will ask if you 
wish to upgrade SqueakMap. Which you do. Notice that SMBase, SMLoader 
packages appeaer in the Monticello browser, since the upgrade is 
performed by loading Monticello packages.

In SqueakMap, select the ever so convenient "Seaside Installer" which 
should load in the whole of seaside with its dependencies in one go. To 
do this select the left had pane menu button, "install". (Part way 
through the install you will be prompted to enter an admin username 
(seaside) and password (admin))
(if SqueakMap doesnt work it is being knobbled by a more recent 
package-cache, remove it and try again)

Select the seaside repositoryClick the "open" and the repository browser 
will open.

Select Seaside2.6b1 which is the current latest. In the right hand pane 
are the releases. Releases may be made by anyone and they may be small 
branches off from the main stream. Periodically an effort will be made 
to ensure that all changes are merged. Click the history button in order 
to browse the history of this package to get some idea of what is going 
on. Look at the ancestors of a package to see if one version is being 
sequentially built on the next, or whether any branching is occurring. 
Seaside is fairly mature and changes infrequent, therefore it is likely 
to be safe to grab the latest version.

Loaded Seaside2.6b1-mb.79
Loaded Scriptaculous-lr.137

To start Seaside doit:
WAKom startOn: 8080.
( Or use the "beach flags" SeasideMorph
available from: http://minnow.cc.gatech.edu/squeak/5862 )

To test if everything is running, check the following url in your normal 
web browser.

you should be prompted for you username and password (as given earlier).
Loading Magma

Back to the Monticello Browser. Deselect the selected package by 
clicking on it once. This should re-reveal all of the registered 

(It is worth saving this. In the right hand side pane menu button there 
is a menu item: "Save Repositories", which writes a simple configuration 
script to the working directory.)

Select the http://www.squeaksource.com/MagmaTester repository, and click 

Select MagmaServerLoader, and click "load". (it takes a while!)

loaded MagmaServerLoader-cmm.21
loaded Ma client server-cmm.123
loaded Ma exception handling-cmm.22
loaded Ma time objects-cmm.37
Load Magma Seaside Integration Package

Select "Magma Seaside" (lhs) and the latest package and click "load",

loaded Magma Seaside-kph.18
Load Magma Seaside Sushi Store Demo fixes

loaded Seaside-Examples-Store-Magma.kph-11
Before using Magma may need to execute the following.

MagmaSession initialize.
MagmaRepositoryController initialize.

useful snippets
MagmaSession allInstances cleanUp.
MagmaSession disconnectAndCloseAllConnectedSessions.

Load Magritte
loaded Magritte-All-lr.171
Load Pier
loaded Pier-All-lr.109
Load OmniBrowser
loaded OmniBrowser-avi.258
loaded Pier-OmniBrowser-lr.19
Latest Pier-Magma code

loaded Pier-Model-kph.80
loaded Pier-Seaside-kph.80
loaded Pier-Magma-kph.1
Pre-upload actions:
Monticello Browser - "flush cached versions".
Release Preloaded Image as Sqk3.8f-smp.image

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